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Welcome to the February 2017 edition of Sajid Javid MP's newsletter.

Welcome

to the February edition of my e-Newsletter.

Last month, I met with the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to discuss concerns over the pressures faced by the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. He reassured me that he recognises the seriousness of this issue.

I was deeply saddened to hear of the patient deaths at Worcestershire Royal Hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with the close friends and families of those affected.

It's important now more than ever that we address these local pressures. I'd like to assure you that improving our local health services for constituents continues to remain my top priority. 

It's important for me to hear your comments, thoughts, and feedback, so please don't hesitate to contact me. 
 
Recent Activity


I’m delighted to be hosting my third annual Jobs Fair on Friday 3rd March from 10:00 until 14:00. This year's fair will be bigger and better than ever before, taking place in the Sports Hall of North Bromsgrove High School. 

I know how intimidating applying for a job can be, which is why my Jobs Fair will bridge the gap, by providing direct contact for those looking for a job with local companies. There'll also be a CV clinic led by Lloyds Bank and interview advice sessions with Barclays Bank.

If you are an employer and would like to exhibit at the fair, just get in touch.



In 2016 I arranged 334 tours of Parliament for constituents. If you are a constituent and would like to come on a tour, please let me know.


Plough Monday is a great English tradition which dates back to medieval times. I’m proud to see Morris dancers from Alvechurch upholding this agricultural ritual.


It was great to meet parish council leaders from across Bromsgrove and discuss housing and neighbourhood planning. Thank you Hagley Parish Council for hosting.


Pleased to pop into the Norton Collection Museum to see the latest display of Appleby’s Hardware Shop. It’s always a treat to learn more about Bromsgrove.


I visited Holland on behalf of the Government to see what lessons we can learn to help with our own housing challenge.


On a Government visit to Berlin, I took a moment to remember those that were callously murdered in a brutal act of terror. We stand in solidarity with the German people.


Visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin - we must never forget. 

This month marked the 350th anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh's birth. I'd like to wish all Sikhs celebrating a very happy Gurpurab.


Happy to support the local Asda Drinkaware campaign to help those in Bromsgrove make better choices about drinking.



There is a great initiative in Bromsgrove supporting those with dementia. You can get involved by contacting janet.smith@alzheimers.co.uk from the Alzheimer's Society.


Honoured to speak at a Holocaust Educational Trust event in Parliament. Holocaust Memorial Day is a reminder for us to call out bigotry and racism when we see it. It’s important that we learn from the horrors of the past and are strong enough to stand up and speak out in the face of hatred


Humbled to sign the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment. Thank you Holocaust UK for all the important work you do to raise awareness and make sure we never forget.

Our independent judiciary is the cornerstone of the rule of law. I fully respect the decision of the Supreme Court and it’s now up to Parliament to deliver the will of the British people.

Finally, I'm pleased unemployment remains at just 1% in Bromsgrove, down 60% since 2010. My Jobs Fair will help even more residents find the jobs they want.
 

Sajid in the Papers


New money for affordable homes released
Thursday, 5 January, 2017
£7 billion unlocked in expansion of the government’s affordable housing programme to meet the diverse housing needs of the country.

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid urges residents to voice views on bed cut plans
Monday, 9 January, 2017
Bromsgrove's MP has urged residents to have their say on controversial plans to cut the number of community hospital beds in the town. The number of beds at Worcestershire's community hospitals, including Bromsgrove's Princess of Wales Hospital, are facing a shock 44 per cent cut.

Minister Sajid Javid defends 'black face' Morris dancers amid social media
Wednesday, 11 January, 2017
Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has defended a group of Morris dancers who 'blacked up' for a performance, insisting they are not racist. The group, from Alvechurch in Worcestershire, were jeered during a performance in Birmingham city centre on Saturday.

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid holds meeting with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over problems at Worcestershire's hospitals
Wednesday, 11 January, 2017
BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid has met with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt amidst concerns over the pressures faced by the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

£60 million tax reform to boost UK's digital revolution
Friday, 13 January, 2017
The UK’s digital revolution is set to benefit from a multi-million pound boost, under plans announced by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid.

MP Sajid Javid visits Asda Bromsgrove to support Drinkaware campaign
Tuesday, 17 January, 2017
Town MP Sajid Javid paid a visit to Asda Bromsgrove last week, to show his support for the store's initiative to give customers free advice on safe alcohol consumption.

Government backs Homelessness Bill with £48 million for councils
Tuesday, 17 January, 2017
Councils are to receive further £48 million funding to help deliver new and expanded services to prevent and reduce homelessness.

Sajid Javid: ‘Hate crime is committed by people like you and me’
Wednesday, 18 January, 2017
As an MP and minister, I’ve been privileged to hear the testimony of those who lived through the Holocaust.

Make a scene and confront people being racist or anti-Semitic, minister says
Wednesday, 18 January, 2017
Britons should “make a scene” and confront people being anti-Semitic, a Cabinet minister urged today.

Bromsgrove unemployment sees slight rise, but UK figures remain at lowest level for more than a decade
Wednesday, 18 January, 2017
Unemployment in Bromsgrove has risen slightly in the past year, but remains at the lowest level across the UK for more than a decade.

Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid announces third annual Jobs Fair
Friday, 20 January, 2017
Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has announced he will be hosting his 3rd annual Jobs Fair on Friday, March 3. The popular event will provide information on a range of opportunities for Bromsgrove companies looking for staff and residents looking for jobs and apprenticeships.

Details revealed for 'bigger and better' Bromsgrove Jobs Fair
Friday, 20 January, 2017
Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has announced he will be bringing his annual Jobs Fair back to the town and it will be bigger and better than ever.

MP Sajid Javid pays tribute to Holocaust victims by signing Book of Commitment
Wednesday, 25 January, 2017
Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has renewed his commitment to honour the millions of victims of the Holocaust, by signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment. The book also pays tribute to the endless work of Holocaust survivors to educate young people.

Parliament must "deliver will of people" says Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid after Supreme Court ruling on Article 50
Wednesday, 25 January, 2017
Parliament must "deliver the will of the people" when voting on whether the government can trigger Article 50 to withdraw the UK from the EU, Bromsgrove’s MP has said.

Bromsgrove MP confident the Government will deliver scheduled Brexit on time
Wednesday, 25 January, 2017
Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has said he is confident the Government will still ‘deliver the will of the British people’. His comments come after the Supreme Court said Parliament must vote on when the Brexit process can be started.

 

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